Thursday, August 18, 2011

Search for the perfect nursery

One majorly weird thing about my pregnancy is that I've not been stressing about it AT ALL! I'm usually one to worry and get worked up, but little Frankie seems to have a somewhat calming effect on me. Maybe it's the cutting back on coffee. 

That being said... I do need to get some sort of fire under my booty. Hubby and I keep saying we'll start making nursery, registry, and baby prep class decisions in September... which is just around the corner. 

So, in honor of our approaching due date, here's a few images I'm hoping will inspire our nursery.

Loving these prints from Roy Fleeman's Etsy shop
Morning Sun art printSleepy Moon art print

I love everything in Helen Dardik's etsy shop. I bought this print, and love it. (Although I do wish it were bigger) She has so many prints that I think would be perfect in a girls room... but might be a little too girly for our little mister. 

ABC... limited edition giclee print of an original illustration (8.5 x 11in)

Awesome... limited edition giclee print of an original illustration (8.5 x 11in)

And, of course - I'm loving Charley Harper these days.  They carry several books and this memory game at one of my favorite shops... Otto in Downtown Fullerton. Planning a trip there again sometime soon. 

Charley Harper Memory Game

What are your favorite Mid Century Modern inspired Nursery ideas?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wonderful Wisconsin Wool!

While on a family trip to Wisconsin, we went to the County Fair to see our niece, Olyvia's blue ribbon winning 4H cow, Loosy Moosy.

After seeing her beautiful dairy cow, we headed toward the sheep. I met a lovely sheep shearer named Dan, who offered to give me 200 POUNDS of wool. He needed the space, and wanted it to go a happy home. WHAT!!!???
We called him the next day and took a quick field trip to his farm.

This was the only actual sheep he had onsite. She was too old to breed, and he saved her life by giving her a retirement plan. We got a giant bag of her wool in addition to a few bags from sheep of different breeds.

While we were taking pics, my amazing Mother-in-law spun up some of the wool in the car.

Here's some of the Leicester wool straight out of the bag.

Dan told us, we could gently unravel the wool and it would stay together in one piece. Then, we could easily remove the dirtier pieces. he was totally right!

Here's some wool from a Jacob sheep. I am so excited about these colors. 

After we picked out the really dirty chunks, we used my in-laws mini vacuum to suck out the air so the bags would fit on the plane. 

Such a fun adventure! I'm so glad we were able to thank the little Dorset for her wool. She gave a very loud "You're Welcome"

Friday, August 5, 2011

I've been busy...

making a baby boy!

My blog and Molly Made craftiness slowed down there for a bit while I did my darndest to stay up past 9pm. But, I made it into the 2nd trimester and I'm getting my energy back. 

While the little one has been baking I've managed to accomplish a few tasks

Co-Directed a Production of Into the Woods at with EIGHTYSEVEN children.

Took a trip to San Fran to meet my adorable new niece.

Coreographed the Swing numbers in a production of "Swing!" at in Chattham NY. (which I was nervous about being prego... but it was amazing and seriously made everything feel so much better)

Made it to my dear friend Mark's 28 acre NY farm for an afternoon off.

Met up with great friends in NYC.

Spent a week assisting the summer production at The Music Room, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Taught a felted soap class to some of the kids on Mary Poppins tour which was in Orange County

And, tonight, I finally got back to my spinning wheel!

Tomorrow we head to Wisconsin for a music festival, and then round out the summer with the recital and the Anaheim Performing Arts Center's big Great Gatsby themed 2 day fundraising event! 

      Now, my blog is all caught up! Hope to be posting some classes and shows soon.